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WATCH: Congressman Keith Ellison Talks Union Racism

As Keith Ellison makes his bid for the role of DNC chair official, statements revealed in a video recorded at the 2014 by video journalist Jeremy Segal aka Rebel Pundit acknowledge racist behavior perpetrated over decades by labor unions allies.

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Claim: L.A. Electric Bills Paid for City Consultants’ Hookers

With the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) settling a suit last year for over-billing customers $44 million due to shoddy work by Pricewaterhouse Coopers implementing a billing system, the L.A. City Attorney has now alleged that the prestigious firm accounting also fraudulently billed DWP to pay for hookers at swanky bachelor parties at Vegas hotels.

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Tesla: United Auto Workers Start Organizing Push

The United Auto Workers union announced that it will be targeting Tesla Motor’s Fremont, California factory for unionization efforts, now that the electric vehicle maker plans to ramp up production to over 500,000 units a year.

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Teamsters’ Domino Effect Organizes Silicon Valley

The Teamsters Union, representing shuttle bus drivers for tech companies, have kicked up pay for drivers from $18 dollars an hour to $25 after signing contracts with Apple and other Silicon Valley companies, part of a “domino effect” to organize the tech sector.

Clinton Flips On Pacific Trade Deal; Gets to Slam Biden, Hug Sanders

The media normally treats a politician’s dramatic policy shifts as insincere or foolish “flip-flops,” at least when it’s Republicans changing their minds. Let’s see how they handle one of the most blatant flip-flops in recent memory, as presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suddenly denounces the huge Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that she championed as Secretary of State.

Gawker Editorial Staff Joins Writers Guild of America, East

The editorial staff at Gawker Media has become the first digital newsroom in the country to unionize, with 75% of voters agreeing to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, East if collective bargaining should be necessary. Gawker’s staff said they will be “determining what we want to bargain for; forming a bargaining committee; and negotiating a contract.”

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UC Doctors on Strike Today

Starting Thursday, April 9 at 7 a.m. doctors employed by the University of California student health centers will protest over claims of Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) for a week, inviting students, fellow UC employees and concerned community members to join them and flying a banner over select locations.